Category: Difficulty PG

Slightly more challenging hikes, usually up to 5 miles and/or 1,000 feet of elevation gain, possibly with difficult terrain, steep stretches or high altitude. Doable for anyone in decent physical condition.

Amboy Crater

Location: Mojave National Preserve between Barstow and Needles. From Barstow, take I-40 east for 50 miles to exit 50. Turn right and make a quick left on to National Trails Highway (also signed as county route 66 – a former segment of US Route 66). Head east for 26.4 miles to Crater Road. Turn right…

Amboy Crater, CA

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Afton Canyon

Location: Mojave desert between Barstow and Baker. From Interstate 15, take exit 221 for Afton Road (38 miles northeast of Barstow, 24 miles southwest of Baker and 74 miles southwest of the state line). Follow Afton Road 3.5 miles to the campground. The road is dirt and rough in some spots but should be navigable…

Afton Canyon, Baker, CA

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Suicide Trail (Griffith Park)

Suicide Trail (Griffith Park) Location: Travel Town, Griffith Park. From the 134 Freeway, take the Forest Lawn exit (4) and head south. Make an immediate left onto Zoo Drive and follow it to the Travel Town parking lot. Alternately from the 101 Freeway, take the Barham Blvd. exit (11A or 11B). Head north for 1.1…

Suicide Trail, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

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Chorro Grande Trail Camp

Location: Pine Mountain, Los Padres National Forest, northern Ventura County. From Highway 33, head east on Pine Mountain Ridge Road (31.5 miles north of Highway 150, 49 miles north of Highway 101 and 5.8 miles south of Lockwood Valley Road). The signed Chorro Grande trail head (23w05) is on the right side of the road…

Chorro Grande Trail Camp, Los Padres National Forest, CA

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Sunday Peak

Sunday Peak Location: Sequoia National Forest near Alta Sierra, northern Kern County. From Lake Isabella, take Highway 155 north for 6 miles to Wofford Heights. Turn left to stay on Highway 155 (Evans Rd.) and follow it for 7.7 miles to Greenhorn Summit. Turn right on Rancheria Road (note the sign for Sunday Peak as…

Sunday Peak, Kern County, CA

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Reyes Peak

Location: Pine Mountain, Los Padres National Forest, northern Ventura County. From Highway 33, head east on Pine Mountain Ridge Road (31.5 miles north of Highway 150, 49 miles north of Highway 101 and 5.8 miles south of Lockwood Valley Road). Follow the road 7.1 miles to the Reyes Peak Trail Head at the end (the…

Reyes Peak, Los Padres National Forest, CA

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Mother Miguel Mountain

Location: Mt. San Miguel Park, Chula Vista. From the 125 toll road, take the Mt. Miguel Road exit (9) and head east for 0.7 mile. Turn left onto Paseo Veracruz and drive a short distance to the park entrance, on the left. The trail leaves from the north end of the park. If you want…

Mother Miguel Mountain, Chula Vista, CA

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